What with the recession hitting Japanese robot manufacturers hard, it’s not surprising that companies are trying to find unexplored work alternatives to make ends meet. In Nagoya Japan, a ramen restaurant started by a robot manufacturer is gaining popularity as two robot arms serve up dishes to curious customers. Novelty is the special of the day, and the noodles taste no worse for wear. It takes less than 2 minutes for the robots to prepare a bowl of noodles and they make up to 80 on a busy day. Video after the break.